Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:12 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:12:52 GMT
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on the girl, even after she told him that she was in pain.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-06-18 14:36:47 GMT
Louisiana State Police reports I-10 East is closed at Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge due to multiple crashes. Traffic on I-10 East is being diverted onto I-49 North.Drivers trying to get toMore >>
Louisiana State Police said I-10 East was closed for a while Tuesday morning due to multiple crashes near Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:18 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:18:50 GMT
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Johnny Williams Jr., 34, of Hammond, faces charges of felony theft and possession of marijuana. The Tangipahoa ParishMore >>
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Witnesses said they saw him take the units. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:41 GMT
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported Justo Venegas, 31, is wanted on a charge of forcible rape. Chief DeputyMore >>
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. He is wanted for forcible rape involving a girl. More >>
The moment Barack Obama was
officially projected as President on Tuesday, the floodgates opened up to a
barrage of posts all over social media sites.
A few we sampled on Facebook read
"Thank you to the lazy and
ignorant for choosing a Communist to run our country again."
"I'm taking the day off! No
reason to bust my hump for someone else."
And still others gloated
"The only thing I like more than
winning is not losing."
If you have a Facebook page,
chances are you've read posts like these or even worse. John David Harding sure
"I had to block a lot of
friends," said Harding. "I had to delete a lot of friends because the
material was inappropriate."
Tina Ferry agreed and said there
is a fine line between expression and aggression.
"It's ok to voice your opinion
but it's not necessary to get so vicious one way or the other."
A trend that social media experts
believe is growing very quickly.
"What we're seeing is that a lot
of people think that their virtual presence doesn't have any consequences."
Jensen Moore is an assistant
professor of strategic communication at LSU and says angry posts fall under the
react first and think later category connected to social media sites.
"People are just saying things
off the top of their heads and they're not considering what their followers,
their friends their family think about it, they're just spewing," added Moore.
According to Moore, they are
spewing about topics that were once considered taboo like politics and that has
Ferry wishing sites like Facebook would return to less confrontational days.
"Yeah I'm looking forward to that
and pictures of their kids."